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  • Stars Framed in the Celebrating Life Photo-book Launch

    Many of Bangladesh's top-tier media personalities were spotted at the Daily Star Centre for Celebrating Life's biennial Photo-book launch. Celebrating Life is The Daily Star and Standard Chartered Bank's joint initiative to find and crown the country's finest photographers, lyricists and filmmakers. The photo-book launch took place on 16th April, 2018. This event takes place every two years, and consists of the best photographs (winning entries and exhibits) from the two iterations of Celebrating Life that take place during this time period.

  • ‘Celebrating Life’ Back Again!

    The premier talent hunt for photography, lyrics and film in Bangladesh, Celebrating Life, is returning once again for its 11th iteration. The official theme launch event took place last Tuesday, 17th April, where this year's theme was

  • 48th Independence Day Observed

    26th March marked our country's 48th Independence Day. Recently, Bangladesh has reached the status of a middle-income country. To celebrate this momentous pair of achievements, the Ministry of Planning of Bangladesh

  • The Shape of Oscars 2018

    The Shape of Oscars 2018!

    The Academy Awards, or better known as The Oscars, is undoubtedly the most coveted and revered award ceremonies of Hollywood. The 90th iteration of the Academy Awards, held last Sunday 4th March 2018, showed as much as drama and flair as one would expect from such a grand celebration; however, in its entirety, this year's Oscars is being claimed as “one of the most predictable Oscars yet”!

  • SAG Awards 2018: A Prelude to Oscar Results?

    The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles was star-stricken as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing won a whopping three trophies in the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2018.

  • Studior Laal Deyaalay

    Studior Laal Deyaalay - A Talk Show by Aneela Haque

    The journey of Studior Laal Deyaalay started with Faridur Reza Sagar, Managing Director of Channel i, after he asked Aneela Haque to conceptualize a new show for Channel i with her creative insight.

  • The Silk Road Film Festival and Why You Should Care

    To participate in the festival I, along with my colleagues, were invited to Fuzhou, the capital of southeastern China's Fujian province, which is a sprawling industrial and transportation hub. We flew to Fuzhou before the festival.

  • Bangladeshi Performers in Dhaka International Folk Fest 2017

    Bangladeshi Performers in Dhaka International Folk Fest 2017


    Rastak is an ensemble for contemporary Persian Folk music which was formed as an experimental music group in 1997. The group seeks to collect, record and interpret traditional Persian folk music for the global audience. This time, they are here in Bangladesh to attend the Dhaka International Folk Fest 2017.

  • Basudeb Das Baul

    I started singing folk songs when I was thirteen years old. I grew up in a village twenty five kilometers away from Santiniketan.

  • Nooran Sisters

    The Nooran Sisters- Sultana and Jyoti Nooran are a Sufi duo, hailing from the Sham Chaurasia gharana of music. They are renowned for their outstanding work done in Coke Studio and various other platforms.

  • Papon

    Papon is arguably one of the most popular singers in India at the moment. Trained in Indian Classical, Borgeet and Folk music, his versatility earned him a chance to become a playback singer. In this interview, he talks about the Dhaka International Folk Fest, his musical journey and much more.

  • Kutumba

    Kutumba is an instrumental band known for using traditional Nepalese instruments to create fresh tunes which attract millions of music lovers worldwide.

  • Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

    Cultural Events held at the 63rd CPC

    During the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) held from 1st to 8th November 2017, a plethora of cultural events graced the foreign delegates, international representatives and parliamentary speakers present in

  • The Luminaries Speak Out

    I think The Daily Star and Standard Chartered Bank are doing a wonderful job with Celebrating Life. The program has not only honored us, but is promoting art, culture, music and films by rewarding the new generation of artists.



  • Words from the Lyric Contest Winners

    Salma Moon, the winner of the first place prize of the Lyrics contest, was honored beyond her words. “I want to express the sincerest of gratitude to The Daily Star and Standard Chartered Bangladesh for allowing me such an opportunity.

  • Photography Contest winners Talk About Their Success

    “I didn't expect the award at all,” said Hasan Mahmud Prottoy, the first-place winner of the Celebrating Life 2017 Photography Contest. Prottoy's interest in photography began when he used to play around with his father's film camera from a very young age.

  • Words from Previous Celebrating Life

    Receiving an award from renowned organizations such as The Daily Star and Standard Chartered is an honor. They always pay respect to the worthy individuals, so their award is a matter of much pride. I will carry this honor with me forever.


    10 glorious years of Celebrating Life has seen many winners being crowned in the categories of Film, Photography and Music.

  • The Daily Star celebrating life

    Celebrating Life - 10 Years of Glorious Success!

    The Daily Star, a proud host of Celebrating Life, is known nationwide as the leading English newspaper.

  • Celebrating Life Gala 28th October 2017

    We apologize for a mistake caused in the previous issue of Star Showbiz.

  • Channel i's 19th Birthday

    Bangladesh's first digital television channel, Channel i, had its 19th birthday at 1st October.

  • Dr. Nashid Kamal Wins Channel i Music Award

    Dr. Nashid Kamal is an accomplished individual known for her academic writings and prowess in music and singing.

  • Celebrating Life Gala 2017 Coming Soon!

    Celebrating Life, the national competition that highlights young talents in the fields of film making, photography and lyric writing, is set to have its exclusive Gala event on 28th October, at International Convention City Bashundhara's Noboratri Hall.

  • Touring around the Country with “Celebrating Life”

    Not many people travel around the country as a part of their job, so I consider myself extremely fortunate. Since the last 10 years, Celebrating Life has been one of Bangladesh's premier lyric, film and photography competition.

  • A Decade of 'Celebrating Life'

    ‘Celebrating Life' is a film, photography and lyrics competition held by The Daily Star and Standard Chartered Bank every year since 2008. This year, 'Celebrating Life' has reached is 10th anniversary.

  • The Queen of the Cannes

    This year, veteran actor Nicole Kidman was the undisputed queen of the Cannes Film Festival. The 70th iteration of the prestigious festival saw the screening of four of her films, each of which was highly praised.

  • Masterclass: Alfonso Cuarón

    To be very honest, my journey is not one that I would recommend to anybody. It is frankly a journey filled with insecurities.

  • Fond Memories Forged at Cannes

    Cannes is a gathering place of world-class actors and genius directors. However, it can get quite tiresome seeing the same celebrities gracing their presence nearly every year.